2019 Reserve Pinot Noir


Our flagship Pinot Noir. Only made in the very best years, using only the very best parcels of fruit. Our Reserve wines epitomise time, place and effort in the purest of forms. Our very best expression of variety, viticulture, location, season and winemaking.

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100% Pinot Noir
Yarra Valley

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby red.
A rich and complex bouquet of plums, pomegranate and wild rose with an element of earthy forest floor.
A big front palate with a delightful chew and structure that sets up the rest of the wine. Complex to the end, delicious ripe red fruits and elegant savoury notes with an always shining purity at the core. Enjoy a long and graceful finish.
Now through to 2035.


A wet winter delayed budburst creating a typical cool climate growing season. Vine balance and an even ripening period delivered grapes with exceptional flavour, structure and finesse.

Professional Reviews

Oh boy this is a powerful, classically defined pinot noir. Aromas of raspberry and cherry merge with a slightly mushroom truffle-like character. The palate is light to medium bodied but there is so much intensity. Begins with a hi-octane burst on the front palate that continues to strike through to the long finish. Drives through the middle with chalky tannins pushing the fine-grained oak. This is serious stuff and a wine for extended cellaring to hit peak condition.
Pinot noir comes in a range of styles from the pretty and perfumed wines to flesher, bolder styles. This wine is definitely in the second camp with rich, earthy dark cherry fruits plus a dusting of dried herbs and spice, with quite subtle oak sitting in the background. It’s impressive and powerful for pinot. The palate is then succulent with layers of dark vibrant fruits in quite a big package before a long and open knit finish.
Deepish red colour with a good trim of purple at the edges, the bouquet very spicy and red-fruited, lightly floral and quite lifted in its fragrance. The wine is medium to full-bodied and attractively flavoured, intense and lingering, with a long-lasting impression of dried and fresh dark cherries, spices and dried herb bouquet-garni. The tannins are ample and mouth-coating, appropriately balanced and in proportion with the very intense flavour. A superb pinot which will only get better with a little cellaring, building more complexity. Truly excellent quality.
Here’s a quick-witted wine! Snappy like a Shakespearean retort but warm hearted nonetheless. Wild berries and tarter fruit dominate – think red currants, plum skin, cranberry and finger staining pomegranate. Spiced and slightly chewy tannins stroke the side and back palate evenly while the finish is fine and fragrant.
There’s a density, a plushness and a level of complexity that puts this in reserve territory. Nicely layered with sweet fruit, spice, cedary oak and ripe, textural tannins. It has a certain savouriness, almost ferrous and of all things, this feels cool across the full-bodied palate.